How to Bypass Genuine Windows Validation

By Tim Mammadov

When you download the Windows Defender, DirectX, Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Media Player from, no validation check is required. The downloads are free. However, when you try to install the applications, the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation tool (built into the software) will require you to pass validation. Learn the steps you need to follow to bypass the validation check before you start installation of the downloaded software.

Things You'll Need

  • WinRar File Extracting software

Step 1

Download the WindowsLicense.rar from (see Resources).

Step 2

Extract the downloaded file with the WinRar File Extracting software, a product of Rarlab (see Resources), which will result in a folder with a few files.

Step 3

Open the extracted folder and double-click on the registry entry file (with .reg extension); click "Yes" when asked whether you want to add the information to the registry.

Step 4

Reboot your computer. Your registry keys have been updated, and you will pass all of the Windows validation checks automatically.